This journal is targeted at advancing the study of institutions and the functioning of firms, organizations, networks and civil society in the demand and delivery of goods and services. The journal specifically promotes research on the role of institutions in allocating and coordinating social and economic needs of societies. The journal does not favour any particular institution but encourages that submissions justify empirically the positions taken with a focus on the advancement of society.


The journal is devoted to promoting scholarly work that uses evolutionary approaches to examine social, political and economic changes, and path-dependent, cumulative and multi-faceted drivers of institutions and institutional change, as well as societal development. The journal also has a strong interest in scientific papers that use empirical evidence to analytically examine institutions and institutional change in the Least Developed Countries.

Besides standalone articles, the journal publishes review articles, comments and book reviews. Only original articles that are not under consideration by other publishers are welcome. Special issues are also welcome but interested special issue editors must submit a proposal to the deputy editors for consideration.


The Institutions and Economies is published four times a year, in January, April, July and October by the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.


Print ISSN:                  2232 – 1640

E – ISSN:                      2232 – 1349     

Publisher:                  Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya